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Turaida Castle, Sigulda

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Castle
Walk along the castle ramparts and explore the elements of medieval building at Turaida Castle, which means "Thor's garden" in the language of the ancient inhabitants. The red-brick castle is a cultural landmark with a special protection status. Archbishop of Riga requested the building be constructed for an order of Crusaders in 1214. As you tour the building, you'll see the original surviving fragments of a defensive wall, the main tower, a semi-rounded tower, and the western section. Learn about the history and the restoration process at exhibits inside the restored buildings. You can climb the main tower for a view of the valley. Put Turaida Castle at the forefront of your travel plans using our Sigulda travel itinerary maker.
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  • Place visited. Combination novodela with antiquity. Climb on verkh-just to enjoy the neob'jatnymi forest expanses of Latvia! Place for walks. And a souvenir shirt (paint wash-flows) with a tower on the memory. Back-take a look at the Castle. good photo will turn out! Good luck to everyone!
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  • The exhibition hall was closed in March (as were all the buildings and the cafe in Turadia museum) so we had very little context about the history of the site. If it had been open I might have been ha...  more »
  • The castle looks wonderful with which side you wouldn't come. The territory of the Park, where there is a castle, nice for walking. The castle itself didn't seem interesting, but the view from his turret worth what b there.
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  • Nice view from tower. There were reconstructions in progress, but in general not the biggest impression.
  • Great information available however limited in English. Fun to walk around with family and small kids especially.
  • I enjoyed the sight seeing. Some of the reconstructions are not done smoothly and to time specific look. Beautiful during the fall season
  • Very nice place - old castle ruins and very expensive restaurant with delicious food.
  • Stunning old castle with some interesting other historical buildings in the surroundings.